Brett Millazzo drove in the game-winning run in Carmel's 3-1 win over Nazareth in the first game of a doubleheader, then he had 2 hits and 2 RBI in Carmel's 8-6 win in the second game on an East Suburban Catholic Conference baseball sweep Saturday.
Millazzo had 4 RBI on the day. In the first game, Dalton Wright was the winning pitcher. He gave up just 2 hits and 3 walks in going the distance.
In the second game, Matt Ryan led the offense with 3 hits and 2RBI while pitcher Duncan Amrein got the win. He pitched 3 innings in relief.
Wauconda 5, Vernon Hills 1: Luke Kenny had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs for Wauconda, which improves to 8-4 overall and a sparkling 6-0 in the North Suburban Conference Prairie Division. Jeff Lindberg added 2 hits and was the winning pitcher. He had 4 strikeouts over seven innings. Meanwhile, Nate Sarich belted a double for the Bulldogs. For Vernon Hills, Tyler Feece and Matt Kahn had 2 hits apiece.
Vernon Hills 9, Wheeling 2: Jordan Freibrun made his first varsity start and got the win for Vernon Hills. He helped his own cause by also getting 2 hits and 2 RBI. Tyler Feece and Tommy Earhart also added 2 hits apiece. Meanwhile, Ethan McGrew knocked in 2 runs for the Cougars.
Grayslake Central 6, Jacobs 2: With a little bit of offense in just about every inning, Grayslake Central methodically put together a victory. The Rams, who are now 14-8 after going 4-1 this week, scored at least one run in five of seven innings and finished with a total of 10 hits. Kyle Balling had a triple, Jay Hoffman had a double and Jackson Truskowksi and Ryan Fontana each had a pair of singles. Truskowski also finished with 2 RBI. Justin Allen also added a double and a single for the winners. Junior Russell Lundius earned his second varsity win, tossing four shutout innings and striking out 5 batters.
Lake Zurich 8, Rolling Meadows 3: A 5-run sixth inning by Lake Zurich broke up a 3-3 tie and paved the way to victory. The Bears have now won four games in a row. Both Joe Pizzalato and Tanner Kiser were key in the big inning and finished with 2 hits apiece. Kiser drove in 3 runs on the day. Lake Zurich is now 6-11 on the season.
Grant 15, Prairie Ridge 14: In an slugfest, Grant had just a little more. The Bulldogs rolled up 14 hits to get the nonconference victory. Jordan Villarreal and Simeon Lucas each had 3 hits, including a double for Villarreal, while Ryan Noda slammed a 3-run homer. Brent Spohr also added 2 hits, including a double. Winning pitcher Jacob Trumpis moved to 3-2 on the season while Grant improved to 12-5 overall.
Lakes sweeps Hoffman Estates: It was lucky 11 for Lakes in a doubleheader sweep of Hoffman Estates. The Eagles got a 15-5 victory in the first game by pounding out 11 hits. They won the second game 10-9, and again finished with 11 hits. In the first game, Kyle Vanderwall, Joe Sisk, Dan Jackson and Bill Morris all had 2 hits apiece for Lakes, which improves to 7-11 on the season. Both of Vanderwall's hits were home runs. He rang up 7 RBI in the first game alone. Meanwhile, one of Jackson's hits went for a triple. On the mound, Erick Kuhlmann got his first victory of the season. In the second game, Chase Slota, Joe Dahlke and Sisk each finished with 2 hits apiece. Both Slota and Dahlke each had a home run and a double. Pitcher Drake Larriuz got the victory.
Stevenson 8, Buffalo Grove 2: Down 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, Stevenson scored 4 runs in each of the next two innings to come away with the victory. Eric Naegele led the offense with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate while Mitchell Goll and Tony Heiser each had 2 hits. Both of Heiser's hits were doubles, and he drove in 2 runs. Stevenson pitcher Eli Greenspon got the win. He went five innings and had 3 strikeouts.
Elk Grove 6, Libertyville 2: Evan Skoug had a double for Libertyville, which managed just 4 hits and also had an error. Elk Grove had no errors on the day.
Antioch gets swept: Antioch suffered a pair of losses in a doubleheader against Crystal Lake Central, 11-10 and 15-6. In the 11-10 loss, Christian Norris had 3 hits, including a double, and 2 RBI for the Sequoits while teammates Jerry LaSaint and Nick Muskat added 2 hits apiece. In the 15-6 loss, Adam Harvey, Norris and Mitch Everett all had doubles.